By Paolo Acquaviva
This ebook explores the wide range of situations within which the plural of nouns is lexical. while a plural is lexicalized it turns into a part of what it truly is to grasp a undeniable be aware: pence, for instance, is lexical since it capability a plurality of a undeniable variety - a a number of price, no longer a collection of actual items like pennies - and understanding this studying is understanding the observe. Languages express numerous examples of comparable word-dependent irregularities within the shape and which means of plural, yet those have by no means been analyzed extensive from a unified viewpoint. Dr. Acquaviva goals to just do that, utilizing analytic instruments from formal semantics and theoretical morphology to make clear the relation among grammar and the lexicon. After an advent starting up his technique he divides the publication into elements. the 1st supplies a based description of the methods plurality should be lexicalized with an emphasis on description and categorization. the second one analyzes extensive sorts of lexical plurals in Italian, Irish, Arabic and Breton. a last bankruptcy spells out the theoretical outcomes for the research of the lexicon. The booklet is uncommon in combining a vast typological class with a unified morphological and semantic research in accordance with a proper framework.